June 9, 2019
Stewardship conference videos available on demand
All sessions from the June 1 Episcopal Stewardship Conference, The Way of Love, are available for on-demand viewing on the ESC Facebook page. You will need to join the page in order to access the videos. Session topics include:
  • Keynote address by Bishop John Harvey Taylor
  • TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship), led by Richard Felton, executive director;
  • Narrative Budgeting, led by Bishop Bruce;
  • Faithful Budgeting -- How to Be a Blessing, led by Bishop Bruce and the Rev. Susan Scranton, rector of Grace Church, Glendora;
  • How Do You Choose a Stewardship Campaign Each Year?, led by the Rev. Dr. Rachel Nyback, rector of St. Cross Church, Hermosa Beach;
  • Capital Campaigns and Stewardship - Oh My!, led by the Rev. Dr. Rachel Nyback;
  • Treasurer and Bookkeeper How-Tos, led by the Rev. Michele Racusin, chief financial officer of the Diocese of Los Angeles;
  • The Kaleidoscope Institute, led by the Rev. Canon Eric Law, executive director.
Some 80 representatives of 36 congregations and institutions attended the one-day conference, with many more checking in on the website.
Interdependence Walking Meditation set for morning of July 4 in Echo Park
All are welcome to join in the fifth annual Interdependence Day Walking Meditation around Echo Park Lake starting at 10 a.m. on July 4, hosted by the Interfaith Cooperative of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Again this year, the .9-mile walk will feature seven stations at which participants will stop and hear brief reflections and prayers from various faith traditions, including Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh. The goal is to demonstrate interfaith interdependence and solidarity on the U.S. Independence Day national holiday. The walking meditation is being planned by the diocese’s interfaith ministers-in-residence; Sable Manson, Tasneem Noor, and Tahil Sharma. Gathering will be at 10 a.m. on the plaza of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Avenue, across the street from the park. Ample free parking is available on two levels at the Cathedral Center. Participants are encouraged to wear hats and apply sun screen for the observance, which is set to last about 75 minutes. More information is available by email to media@ladiocese.org. Pictured: A Buddhist monk gives a meditation at a previous Interdependence Walk.
Episcopal News Update, Weekly to begin summer schedule
The two weekly publications of The Episcopal News - the Update and the Weekly, a Sunday bulletin insert for congregations - will begin a biweekly summer schedule beginning next week. Both publications will be issued for the weeks of June 23, July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and 18, when regular weekly publication will resume. The calendar sections, "This week around the diocese" and "This week in liturgy, art and music" will list three weeks of upcoming events rather than two. Deadlines will remain the same: Tuesdays at noon for the Update, which is published on Wednesdays; a week earlier for the Weekly. For information, contact Janet Kawamoto at editor@ladiocese.org.
People
Two services of ordination set for June 8

Bishop Bruce to ordain 10 as deacons
Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce will ordain 10 to the Sacred Order of Deacons at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at St. John's Cathedral, 514 W Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90007 (213.747.6285). Ordinands are: Jamelia Cooper Barnett, Brainerd Solomon Dharmaraj, Shawn Andre Evelyn, Jonathan William Feuss, Brittany Amanda Bjurstrom Frazier, William Ralph Knutson, Judith Forman Lyons, Kristin Claire (KC) Robertson, Carlos Enrique Ruvalcaba and Sarah Dammann Thomas.

Bishop Taylor to ordain Otto Vasquez to the priesthood
Bishop John Harvey Taylor will ordain the Rev. Otto Vasquez to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. at All Saints Church, 5619 Monte Vista Street, Los Angeles 90042 (323.255.6806).

The prayers and presence of the diocesan community are invited.
Gabri Ferrer named new dean of Deanery 2
Bishop John Harvey Taylor has named the Rev. Gabriel Ferrer (pictured at left), vicar of St. Martin's Church, Winnetka, as dean of Deanery 2, beginning Aug. 1. He will succeed the Rev. Nancy Brown, who will retire at the end of July as rector of St. Paul's, Lancaster. Deanery 2 includes congregations in the cities and communities of Encino, Granada Hills, La Crescenta, Lancaster, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Studio City, Van Nuys, Winnetka and Woodland Hills. Each deanery is led by a clergy dean, who for the duration of his or her appointment has the title "the Very Reverend," and a president, usually a lay person. Photo / Paige Deary
Francisco Garcia is one of ECF's four Fellows for 2019
The Rev. Francisco Garcia, rector of Holy Faith Church, Inglewood, has been named one of four 2019 Episcopal Church Foundation Fellows who are, according to ECF, "innovative and emerging leaders [who] are pairing their expertise with their passion to make a positive impact on the Episcopal Church and beyond." Garcia, pictured at left, will soon begin a Ph.D. program in theological studies and ethics in the graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. He brings nearly 20 years of justice-based work at the academic, professional and pastoral levels and intends to develop a theology of organizing around pressing social and economic justice issues rooted in the liberation tradition. His work over the last 10 years has centered around interfaith community organizing and advocacy around issues related to systemic poverty, racism, and immigration. He has served on the Commission on Ministry, the Program Group on Peace and Justice Ministries, and the Joint Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention (in partnership with the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church). He co-designed and is currently co-teaching a course in the Community Scholars Program at UCLA titled “Sanctuary and Faith: Organizing Models and Best Practices of Sanctuary in Los Angeles,” a joint program of the UCLA Labor Center, the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, and the Department of Chicana/o Studies. For more about ECF's Fellows program and additional recipients, click here.
Events & Announcements
Youth and young adults invited to engage in support of immigrant rights
Sacred Resistance, the sanctuary task force of the Diocese of Los Angeles, invites young adults (ages 15-30) who are personally affected or connected to the immigrant narrative to "harness our collective power" for immigrant rights, beginning with an informal dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at 1004 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026 (the bungalow a few doors from the Cathedral Center). "We'll get to know one another and begin creating a space for engagement around immigrant rights," according to Lia Williams, assistant organizer for Sacred Resistance. For information, contact Williams at lwilliams@ladiocese.org.
Expert on dementia will give talks "Healthy Aging" in Costa Mesa
Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D., a nationally known expert on dementia and aging, will give a series of talks on "Issues of Aging for Yourself, Your Family and Friends" on Wednesdays, July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, 7 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 183 E. Bay Street (corner of Orange) Costa Mesa 92627. Dick-Muehlke (pictured at left) teaches at UC Irvine and is founder of Cordula Cares, which offers "innovative creative and person-centered approaches to memory care, dementia education for professionals at all levels, as well as lay audiences, family support, and many other services that empower organizations to provide the highest-quality care." The community is invited. Suggested donation is $12 per session or $30 for the 3-part series. For more information or to register, call the church office at 949.548.2237 or email to office@stjohncm.org.
From The Episcopal Church
Sacred Ground race dialogue series informational webinar is June 11, 2019
 Individuals or groups interested in learning more about Sacred Ground, a film-based dialogue series on race and faith, are invited to an introductory webinar hosted by Katrina Browne, Sacred Ground curriculum developer, and producer/director of the acclaimed documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, canon to the Presiding Bishop for evangelism, reconciliation, and creation care. Built around a curriculum of powerful documentary films, videos, and readings, Sacred Ground is a 10-part series that considers some of the major chapters of the United States of America’s history of race and racism. It focuses on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian American histories as they intersect with European American histories. It also invites participants to weave in the threads of personal and family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. This free one-hour webinar is offered on Tuesday June 11, 10 a.m. PDT. More information is here. Registration (required) is here.
Video, resources available for Traveling the Way of Love Episode 3: Worship
Traveling the Way of Love, Episode 3: Worship, the latest installment of a new video series from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, is now available for viewing on The Episcopal Church website (click on Worship). Hosted by Chris Sikkema, the Office of Communication’s manager for special projects, Traveling the Way of Love shares stories of the ways people across The Episcopal Church practice the Way of Love with each episode highlighting one of the seven Way of Love practices: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. This third episode focuses on Worship. Read more here.
Reminders
PG on Hispanic Ministries invites Latino leaders to June retreat on 'managing stress'
Damáris de Jesús, clinical psychologist specializing in leadership and organizational development, will lead a two-day retreat for clergy and lay leaders, titled "Managing Stress While Feeding Hungry Hearts," sponsored Friday and Saturday, June 21 - 22, by The Program Group on Hispanic Ministries at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul. Read more here.
Stillpoint day retreat will offer self-care for people engaged in ministry
Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality will hold its annual Retreat for Spiritual Directors and Soul-Care Workers on Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino 91436. The retreat, intended for clergy and lay people engaged in ministry, will be a time "to rest in the care and tending of your own soul. Spend time in silent contemplation, sacred movement, holy listening, and enriching community where nothing is required or expected, but much will be offered." Participants will have opportunities to walk a labyrinth, engage in artistic expression, move their bodies, and engage in storytelling and group spiritual direction. Cost is $58 ($68 with lunch). To register, click here.
Kaleidoscope's Summer Institute to provide leadership training courses
The Kaleidoscope Institute, a program of the Diocese of Los Angeles, will hold its Summer Institute July 23 - 27 at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. The institute is based on Kaleidoscope's comprehensive leadership programs including intercultural competency, anti-racism training, building inclusive community, new ministry incubation, stewardship, community transformation and congregational vitality. Participants may take part in one or all of several modules. Institute fee is $80 per day, including lodging, meals and snacks. Commuter rate is $25 per day. To register, and for full information on daily course offerings, click here. Questions may be directed to kscope@kscopeinstitute.org
Housing and sponsorships needed for families seeking asylum
In response to the growing need for families seeking asylum, Sacred Resistance and Immigrant Support Services — a new project of IRIS, the diocese's immigration legal service agency — are working with ecumenical partners to develop a common intake process to assist individuals/families seeking sponsorship and accompaniment during their arduous and lengthy asylum claim process. Read more here .
Gently used shoes will help UBE support seminarians
The Union of Black Episcopalians in Los Angeles is collecting gently used shoes - sneakers, athletic shoes, boots, heels, platforms, wedges, sandals, dress shoes, kids' shoes, work shoes and any others - to support the UBE seminarian program. Shoes (in bags of up to 25 pairs) may be dropped off at Church of the Holy Communion, 1160 W. 141st Street, Gardena 90247 at any time before 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. For information, contact the Rev. Canon Jamie Hammons at jamesettahammons@gmail.com.
GFS invites girls to June 22 summer pool party
Girls Friendly Society - Los Angeles invites all girls, ages 5 and up, plus GFS leaders and clergy, to join them for a "Splash Bash" pool party on June 22. Read more here.
Camp Stevens summer registration is open
Registration for 2019 summer sessions offered by Camp Stevens, the camp and conference center serving the dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego, is now open. For more about camps for children, teens and adults, visit the camp website here.
Strawberries, carrots, greens and more at The Abundant Table Farm
The Abundant Table Farm in Camarillo invites the diocesan community to enjoy its delicious organic strawberries, sweet organic orange carrots, luscious organic greens and much more. The Farm Store is currently open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day of the week. For more information, visit The Abundant Table Farm Store on Facebook, or call 805.983.0333. The farm is located at 1012 W. Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo, off the Central Avenue exit from the 101 freeway.
Franciscan spirituality program for women to be offered in summer, fall
Companions in Franciscan Spirituality, a free 10-day residential immersion program in Franciscan Spirituality, will be offered by the Community of St. Francis in San Francisco for women over 18 July 19 - 29 and Sept. 27 - Oct. 7 (St. Francistide). The program includes studying Franciscan spirituality and living out of that spirituality by sharing in community life, worship and ministry in the church and wider community. For more information, click here or contact Sr. Pamela Clare at pamelaclarecsf@aol.com.
Brad Karelius will be among presenters for men's spirituality series
The Rev. Brad Karelius, retired rector of Church of the Messiah, Santa Ana, will be among the presenters for "On the Road: A Spirituality Series for Men" at Emmaus Spiritual Ministries July 13, Aug. 3, Sept. 22, Dec. 7 and Feb. 1 (2020). Karelius, author of several books on spirituality, will lead the Aug. 3 retreat, titled " A Journey in the Desert: A Spiritual Treasure Map." Participants may register for the entire series, or for individual sessions. Information, topics and presenters of other sessions, and registration are here.
UBE conference will come to Los Angeles in July
The church-wide Union of Black Episcopalians will hold its 51st annual Business Meeting and Conference July 22- 26 in Los Angeles at the Sheraton Grande Hotel. Conference theme is: “Preparing the way for such a time as this: many people, one Lord!” Speakers will include Presiding Bishop Michael Curry; Archbishop Julio Murray of the Anglican Province of Central America; Bishop-elect Phoebe Roaf of the Diocese of West Tennessee; the Rev. Sandye A. Wilson, COO of St. Augustine's University and longtime leader in the Episcopal Church; and the Rev. Lester Mackenzie, rector of St. Mary's Church, Laguna Hills. For information, including a draft schedule, and to register, click here.
Stillpoint offers 'Spiritual Journey' retreat at Ghost Ranch
Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality, an institution of the Diocese of Los Angeles, will offer "The Spiritual Journey," a week-long retreat to be held July 29 - Aug. 5 at Ghost Ranch Retreat Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico. For more information and to register, click here.
Greta Ronningen to lead yoga retreat at Mt. Calvary
Sister Greta Ronningen of Community of Divine Love will offer a six-day Yoga Retreat July 30 - Aug. 4 at Mt. Calvary Monastery, Santa Barbara. Cost is $850, which includes five nights' accommodations, all meals and the program. Arrival on Tuesday, July 30 (2 p.m. or later), and departure is after lunch on Sunday, Aug. 4. A $150 non-refundable deposit is required. For information and reservations call or email Mount Calvary Monastery, 805.682.4117 or mtcalvarymonastery@gmail.com.
The Abundant Table announces date for 'Feast in the Field' fundraiser
The Abundant Table will hold its annual "Feast in the Field" fundraiser this year on Saturday, Aug. 24, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., celebrating more than a decade of supporting health, wellness, organic farming and community building in Ventura County. To buy tickets ($90 for adults, $45 for youth ages 6 to 20), click here.
Schedule for deanery pre-convention meetings
Convention is Friday - Saturday, Nov. 15 - 16 at Riverside Convention Center
As Diocesan Convention approaches each year, meetings are held in the deaneries of the diocese for clergy, convention delegates and all interested Episcopalians. Schedule is here.
Reminders from the wider church
Book of Occasional Services 2018 is available to download in English, Spanish
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) is pleased to announce the release of The Book of Occasional Services 2018, a collection of liturgical resources related to occasions which do not occur with sufficient frequency to warrant their inclusion in The Book of Common Prayer. Read more here.
Episcopal and Lutheran recovery ministries to offer 'Addiction & Faith Conference' in Minnesota
The second annual Addiction & Faith Conference, hosted by the Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy (FRLC) and Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church (RMEC), will be held September 20 - 22 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. Keynote speakers will be lecturer and author the Rev. Brian McLaren and psychiatry professor and author George E. Vaillant. For more about the conference schedule, costs and scholarships, click here.
Traveling the Way of Love: Episcopal Church launches new video series
Join host Chris Sikkema, manager for special projects, The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, as he journeys across The Episcopal Church in search of stories of the ways its people are engaged in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love. Information is here.
This week around the diocese
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 4 - 6 p.m.
30th Anniversary Community Celebration
27802 El Lazo, Laguna Niguel
Information: 949.448.8114
Reservations: Lorelei Auld, administrator@faithepiscopal.org
Faith Church will mark its 30th anniversary with a community-wide open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce. Festivities will include the ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m., refreshments, a performance by the Faith Bell Choir, historical displays and opportunities to tour Faith Church and network among friends, civic leaders and community members.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 10 a.m.
Ordination of Deacons
St. John's Cathedral
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90007
    Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce will ordain 10 to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Ordinands are: Jamelia Cooper Barnett, Brainerd Solomon Dharmaraj, Shawn Andre Evelyn, Jonathan William Feuss, Brittany Amanda Bjurstrom Frazier, William Ralph Knutson, Judith Forman Lyons, Kristin Claire (KC) Robertson, Carlos Enrique Ruvalcaba and Sarah Dammann Thomas. The prayers and presence of the diocesan community are invited.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 3 p.m.
Ordination: The Rev. Otto Vasquez
All Saints Episcopal Church
5619 Monte Vista Street, Los Angeles 90042
Information: 323.255.6806

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Asian Ministries Hawaiian Luau
Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
Information: ykim@ladiocese.org or 857.600.8922
The diocesan community is invited to the Cathedral Center to support the New Ministry Scholarship Fund for EAM-LA (Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries Los Angeles). Tickets, which include admission and food, are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 5-12 (children under 5 are free). Drinks will be sold separately. The evening will also feature a silent auction and raffle.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Prince of Peace Anniversary Celebration:
60 Years of Joy ... and Counting
Prince of Peace Church
5700 Rudnick Avenue, Woodland Hills
Information: office@popwh.org or 818.346.6968
Prince of Peace Church will celebrate a red-letter anniversary and the Rev. Rand Reasoner's 30th year as the congregation's rector. Food and activities, including a taco truck, ice cream truck, music, a photo booth, party favors and more, are free to members and friends of Prince of Peace. Children and youth are invited to enjoy a bounce house, games, balloons, crafts and fun with friends. Attendees are invited to wear red for Pentecost.

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m
Shady Ladies and Other Undercover Agents of God: A Scripture Study
St. Joseph's Retreat Center
434 South Batavia Street, Orange
Information here
    In the Bible, there are several characters who participated in divine salvation without much notice. Come and hear about our ancestors in the faith who have been kept in the shadows. Bring your bible.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Our Saviour Center Open House
4368 Santa Anita Avenue, El Monte 91731
Reservations here
Information: ErickaS@our-center.org
Our Saviour Center, a social service ministry in El Monte, will hold its second annual Open House, featuring food, drinks, music, tours, raffles and more.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Friday Night Farming
Edendale Grove Garden
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
Information here
Seeds of Hope, a food justice program of the Diocese of Los Angeles, invites all volunteers for an evening of service and fellowship. Participants will help maintain the Edendale Grove Garden and its living labyrinth, share a fresh dinner on the roof of the Cathedral Center, and view an episode of the six-part KCET miniseries LA Foodways: From Farm to Freeway, in which Seeds of Hope and its director Tim Alderson are featured.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Stillpoint Retreat for Spiritual Directors and Soulcare Workers
Holy Spirit Retreat Center
4316 Lanai Road, Encino 91436
Information here
Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality will hold its annual retreat at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center. The retreat, intended for clergy and lay people engaged in ministry, will be a time to “rest in the care and tending of your own soul.” Participants will have opportunities to walk a labyrinth, engage in artistic expression, move their bodies, and engage in storytelling and group spiritual direction. Cost is $58 ($68 with lunch).

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Love Your Neighbor Neighborhood Fair
St. George’s Church
950 Spruce Street, Riverside 92507
Information: 951.686.9936 or StGeorgesEpiscopal.Riv@gmail.com
St. George’s Episcopal Church invites all to a day of free fun and entertainment for all ages, the finale of four neighborhood fairs held at St. George’s in recent weeks as part of its Abundant Table Gatherings. There will be free food, games, opportunity drawings and crafts, plus musical entertainment by Richard Lamb’s Crossroads band. Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey will also attend. For more information, see the event Facebook page .

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 12 p.m.
Holy Trinity Church Patronal Feast
Holy Trinity Church
100 N. 3rd Avenue, Covina 91723
Information: 626.967.3939 or holytrinitycovina@yahoo.com
Holy Trinity Church will mark 125 years of mission and ministry on their patronal feast on Trinity Sunday. Bishop John Harvey Taylor will preside over a service of baptism and confirmation at 10 a.m. and be joined by Covina’s mayor and community leaders as he dedicates the new rose garden and a meditation space in honor of First Responders at about 12 p.m. A luncheon will follow.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21 - SATURDAY, JUNE 22
Hispanic Ministries Retreat:
'Managing Stress While Feeding Hungry Hearts'
The Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026
Information/Registration here
Damáris de Jesús, clinical psychologist specializing in leadership and organizational development, will lead a two-day retreat for clergy and lay leaders, titled "Managing Stress While Feeding Hungry Hearts," sponsored by The Program Group on Hispanic Ministries. The program, conducted in Spanish, will take place over two days; participants will be housed at the retreat center. More information can be found here.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Girls Friendly Society Splash Bash
Episcopal Residence
Pasadena
Information: nlharris83@gmail.com
Splash Bash, a GFS summer swim party, will be held at the Pasadena home of Bishop John Harvey Taylor and Canon Kathy OConnor. GFS World President Thembika Pamba of South Africa will attend; those considering sending a GFS member (age 16 and up) to the GFS World Council in South Africa may like to meet her in person at this event.

MONDAY, JULY 22 - FRIDAY, JULY 26
UBE Annual Business Meeting and Conference
Sheraton Grande Hotel
Los Angeles
Information/Registration here
The church-wide Union of Black Episcopalians will holds its 51st Annual Business Meeting and Conference, themed Preparing the way for such a time as this: many people, one Lord! Speakers will include Presiding Bishop Michael Curry; Archbishop Julio Murray of the Anglican Province of Central America (which includes Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama); Bishop-elect Phoebe Roaf of the Diocese of West Tennessee; the Rev. Sandye A. Wilson, COO of St. Augustine's University and longtime leader in the Episcopal Church; and the Rev. Lester Mackenzie, rector of St. Mary's Church, Laguna Hills, who has served for the past three meetings of General Convention as a deputy from the Diocese of Los Angeles, and for the past two as chaplain to the House of Deputies.

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shady Ladies and Other Undercover Agents of God: A Scripture Study
St. Joseph's Retreat Center
434 South Batavia Street, Orange
Information/Registration here
In the Bible, there are several characters who participated in divine salvation without much notice. Come and hear about our ancestors in the faith who have been kept in the shadows. Bring your bible.
This week in liturgy, art & music
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Music in the Garden: Sing Along with Broadway Classics
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale 91202
Information here
    Ron Barnett, St. Mark's director of music and sacred arts, and the St. Mark's Jazz Band invite all to sing along with a selection of great showstoppers and unforgettable hits from classic and contemporary Broadway shows.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 8 p.m.
Beethoven and the Unanswered Question
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
1031 Bienveneda Avenue, Pacific Palisades
Information: 310.573.7422 or www.musicguildonline.org
The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s will perform Mass in C Major by Beethoven, Unanswered Question by Ives, and the world premiere of Your Voice Wanders In My Heart (for orchestra and chamber choir) by Los Angeles composer Diana Woolner, commissioned by St. Matthew's Music Guild. Woolner took inspiration from the Hindustani music of Northern India. The text, written by the renowned Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, consists of twelve poems from his set of short poems, Stray Bird. The poems, reminiscent of haikus, were chosen and specifically ordered by Woolner to support the narrative of the work.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 4 p.m.
The Canterbury Tales: A Pilgrimage in Song
Church of the Angels
1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena
Tickets here
Information: 213.533-9922 or email lauren@jouyssance.org
Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble will explore Geoffrey Chaucer’s magnum opus in The Canterbury Tales: A Pilgrimage in Song, an unforgettable journey of pilgrims traveling to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket at the famous English cathedral. Profane, earthy, occasionally pious and utterly human, these Middle English stories will be presented in song and narration in works by French, Italian and English composers of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Tickets are available at the door, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Opportunities
TRAVEL & PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrimage to England and Scotland: Tracing the Roots of the Episcopal Church
November 11 - 21, 2019
An 11-day pilgrimage exploring historic events that helped shape the Episcopal Church. Stops will include a visit to St. Andrew's Cathedral in Aberdeen, Scotland; a luncheon at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien met with the "Inklings"; exploration of the Scottish and English countryside, shopping, pub visits afternoon tea and more. Cost is $3,749, which covers roundtrip flight from L.A., four-star hotels, most meals, all ground transportation, guides and drivers, and entrances to everything listed in the itinerary. Led by the Rev. Steve DeMuth, rector of Holy Trinity Church, Covina. A full brochure is here.
Central Europe: Oberammergau Passion Play
September 2 - 14, 2020
Join Bishop Guy Erwin of the ELCA and Canon Jim Newman of the Episcopal Church for a 13-day journey across central Europe to Oberammergau, Germany. The day-long Oberammergau Passion Play is produced every decade and is a four-century “thank you” to God for saving the people of this picturesque Bavarian Alpine village. Experience this spiritual event and look at the culture and religion of Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz and Czestochowa), Hungary (Budapest), Czech Republic (Bratislava), Austria (Vienna & the Salzkammergut) and Germany (Oberammergau & Munich). Cost is $4,899 from Los Angeles including $450 taxes/airline surcharges.) Information: Jim Newman, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310.391.5522 or 888.802.6722; rector@stbedesla.org. A full itinerary is here.

EMPLOYMENT
Listing information may be sent to editor@ladiocese.org

COVINA: Church Secretary, Holy Trinity Church. Seeking an experienced part-time church secretary with strong communication and organizational skills, knowledge of Quick books and MS Office. Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Responsibilities: Office support, bank deposits, payroll, pay bills, produce monthly financial reports, and other projects as assigned. The Secretary is the first point of contact with the community and works in close communication with the priest, members of the vestry, and church organizations. Bilingual speaker (Spanish/English) preferred. Send resume to Fr. Steve De Muth at PadreSteve@HolyTrinityCovina.com.

COVINA: Organist/Choirmaster, Holy Trinity Church. Part time (6-12 hours per week). Holy Trinity Episcopal Church seeks an organist/director of music responsible for providing music in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition (music ancient, classical, contemporary, and multicultural). For a full job description, click here.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Part-time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries, St. Wilfrid of York Church. (Full time a possibility depending on qualifications.) To help grow St. Wilfrid's children and youth ministries and to provide mentorship and vision for the future. For the complete job description and application instructions, click here or contact admin@stwilfridschurch.org.

LOS ANGELES: Executive Director, CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice). Responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, partner/community outreach and program development. Full job description/contact information here.

PLACENTIA: Church Secretary, Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Seeking an experienced part-time church secretary with strong communication skills, to provide full parish office support. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Responsibilities include: computer work; office support and inventory; regular office equipment usage, including daily printing/copying; MSOffice projects as assigned, managing mail, telephone calls, etc. Send resume to the Rev. Barrett Van Buren,  frbarrett1314@gmail.com.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: Organist/Choirmaster, St. John Chrysostom Church . Part time (15 hours per week). To provide organ and other keyboard accompaniment, lead the choir and plan the music program. Classical and contemporary music proficiency required. For a full job description and application instructions (updated 2-12-19), click here

SIERRA MADRE: Chaplain, The Gooden School. Starts August 2019. The Gooden School is an independent co-educational K-8 school in Sierra Madre, CA, now in its 44th year of educating and serving a diverse group of students and their families. Enrollment: 185. Requirements: Ordination in the Episcopal Church or an experienced lay leader, preferably with an M.Div. or M.A. in Religion/Theology, or B.A. in Religious Studies, etc. Chaplain is responsible for twice-weekly chapel; logistical, organizational, and inspirational support for community gatherings; community engagement and stewardship; pastoral care, etc. Full job description here.